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Victoriana: scullery maids and suffragettes

5th March 2016

How could a Victorian woman be an independent monarch and an “angel of the house”? What feminine and masculine ideas were popularised and upheld by Queen Victoria? How did she manage domestic and political spheres and what did this mean... Read more
Start: 5th March 2016 11:00 am
End: 5th March 2016 12:30 pm
Where: Kensington Palace
Event type: Adults: Talks & workshops
The East Front, Kensington Palace

Victoriana: science and séance

13th February 2016

The Victorian era is celebrated as birth of the modern world. Whilst scientific advances, including Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, revealed the secrets of the natural world, technological innovation reached heights people thought should be captured by events like the... Read more
Start: 13th February 2016 11:00 am
End: 13th February 2016 12:30 pm
Where: Kensington Palace
Event type: Adults: Talks & workshops
The East Front, Kensington Palace

Victoriana: drinking and dining

16th January 2016

Sherry, spice and all things nice…discover more about Victorian delicacies, treats and the impact of Empire on trade, taste and trends with Historic Royal Palaces’ food historian Marc Meltonville. You’ll hear how Queen Victoria influenced our tastebuds and how royal... Read more
Start: 16th January 2016 11:00 am
End: 16th January 2016 12:30 pm
Where: Kensington Palace
Event type: Adults: Talks & workshops
The East Front, Kensington Palace

Victoriana: panto and performance

5th December 2015

He’s behind you! Join us for an insight into the world of Victorian pantomime, music hall, theatre and performance. Find out more about cross-dressing actors and backstage shenanigans in an era that brought entertainment to the masses. Ticket includes a... Read more
Start: 5th December 2015 11:00 am
End: 5th December 2015 12:30 pm
Where: Kensington Palace
Event type: Adults: Talks & workshops
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Palace pub quiz

30th November 2015

Test your knowledge of sport, art, food and film at our palace pub quiz. Rounds include famous couples, would I lie to you and guess the monarch. It will be a fun evening filled with prizes, drinks and a few surprises.... Read more
Start: 30th November 2015 6:30 pm
End: 30th November 2015 10:00 pm
Where: Banqueting House
Event type: Special event
The East Front, Kensington Palace

Victoriana: The Great Exhibition and steampunk

7th November 2015

Can you imagine what the world would be like if The Great Exhibition of 1851 had never finished? Join John Naylor, Chair of The Victorian Steampunk Society for an in-depth look at the enduring creativity of Steampunk which incorporates Victorian... Read more
Start: 7th November 2015 11:00 am
End: 7th November 2015 12:30 pm
Where: Kensington Palace
Event type: Adults: Talks & workshops

Banqueting House Scaffold Tours

27th July 2015 – 31st July 2015

Members tours including balcony tour 27- 31 July, 11.00am and 12.30pm 90 Minutes Take a peek behind the scenes of the lost palace of Whitehall and the site of Charles I’s execution scaffold on our very own guided scaffold tour.... Read more
Start: 27th July 2015 11:00 am
End: 31st July 2015 12:30 pm
Where: Banqueting House
Event type: Special event

Tudor vs. Baroque Debate

20th July 2015

Tudor vs. Baroque – Which side are you on? Exclusively for HRP Members, includes a drinks reception. Join us for an architectural debate in Hampton Court’s sumptuous Great Hall between Henry VIII’s Tudor and Christopher Wren’s 18th-century palace. In the Tudor corner we have Jonathan Foyle. Jonathan... Read more
Start: 20th July 2015 6:30 pm
End: 20th July 2015 8:30 pm
Where: Hampton Court Palace
The pond garden at Hampton Court Palace

Royal gardens: from Hampton Court Palace to Buckingham Palace

20th June 2015

Discover how gardens became fierce displays of monarchical power as well as the techniques used to create paradise on earth at a joint study day between Royal Collection Trust and Historic Royal Palaces. Start the day at Hampton Court Palace... Read more
Start: 20th June 2015 10:00 am
End: 20th June 2015 6:30 pm
Where: Hampton Court Palace
Event type: Study day
fashion rules

Fashion rules: royal women and power dressing

18th May 2015

From the starched ruffs and iron corsets of Elizabeth I to the intricate lace bridal gown of the Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, royal fashion has always been more than just an expression of personal taste. Join Historic Royal Palaces’... Read more
Start: 18th May 2015 6:45 pm
End: 18th May 2015 8:30 pm
Where: Kensington Palace
Event type: Adults: Talks & workshops
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